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Veg Out St Kilda's Farmers' Market

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There is a huge choice of goods - all fresh
I love a farmers' market or any market for that matter! But I find there is nothing nicer than buying fresh fruit and vegetables direct from the grower. Sometimes when they are organic, they do not look quite as nice as sprayed, however, I am sure they are far healthier than supermarket fruit and veggies!

This Veg Out St Kilda farmers' market is an iconic market which has award-winning farm producers from across Victoria. They are an accredited VFMA farmers' market.



These people sell their fresh produce direct to customers, ensuring that the person you buy from is the person who actually helped grow it, bake it, pick it and/or prepare it.

This market will be held at The Peanut Farm Reserve, Chaucer Street, St Kilda. This is a dog-friendly bit of park which sits just behind the Acland Street community gardens. It will be held on the first Saturday of each month and the next one will be on Saturday 1st June 2019 from 8.30 am to 1.00 pm.

The Veg Out Community Garden's farmers' market is run by volunteers. There's an abundance of fresh, seasonal and organic fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, meats, olive oils, honey, wines, biscuits, jams, chutneys, mayonnaise, spice mixes, pates, confectionery, ginseng, bread, pasta, artisan cheeses, seedlings and flowers all in season.



One of the regular vendors at these markets is a man called Rod Blake. His customers know him as Blakey and on any market day, you can hear him telling stories. Often they will be while he is serving.

"Nearly everything here kale, capsicum, gem squash were all picked yesterday," explains Blakey.



Blakey sells and has been growing organic produce at their Grampians farm for over twenty years. It was at this time that Blakey stopped using chemicals aka pesticides on his produce.

The Bellellen Grampians Organics stall is buzzing by 10.00 am and you can hear the music of a busker playing acoustic guitar.

STALLHOLDERS
The following is a list of stallholders though some of them are seasonal and not all of these will be there each time:

5 n Dime Bagels
Alpine Walnuts
Baw Baw Organics (Organic)
Beenak Farm Kiwi Fruit (Organic)
Bekim Flowers
Bellellen Grampians Organics (Organic)
Black Leather Farm
Bridge Farm (Organic)
Chef's Fine Food
Cobradah Orchards
Cocoa Rhapsody
Di's Rhubarb
Doron Tolmi Citrus
Eureka Coffee
Faranda Farm
Farmer Joe
Glenora Heritage Produce
Go Just Nuts
Golden Yolk Eggs
Gordon Jones Potato
Grand Ridge Brewery
Green Eggs
Greenvale Farm Pork
Happy Fruit
Hari Chai
Hazeldean Forest Farm (Organic)
Hi-Fye Pistachios
Jonella Farm
Holy Goat Cheese (Organic)
Hope Farm (Organic)
Jindivick Hydroponics
John Howell
Killara Rise
Kingfisher Brand
Kinglake Vegetables
Larderfresh
Leadoux Turkey
Lia Dobson Pine Mushrooms
Locheilan farmhouse Cheese
Longview Creek Vineyard
Geoff Loves Pantry
Mandys Puds
Market Mushrooms
Milawa Free Range Poultry
Moondarra Blueberries (Organic)
Mt Alexander Fruit Gardens (Organic)
Mt Zero Olives
Myrtleford Butter
99th Monkey (Organic)
Organic Delight apricots
Osborne Olives
Oz Fresh Herbs
Pacdon Park
Pasty by Patersons
Peninsula Fresh Organics (Organic)
Springhill Peony
Phillippa's Bakery
Pomegranate Farm (Organic)
Primasoy (Organic)
Ritas Sicilian Preserves
Romsey Roses
SaveOurSoil (Organic)
Schrueurs Vegetables
Schulz Organic Farms (Organic)
Smiths of Taminick
Spread
Stir Crazy
Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm
Take Me Home Pasta
Toora Bulb
Turkish Star
Verde Provedores
Walkabout Apiaries
Waltanna Farms
Warialda Beef
Westernport Hydroponics
Weyhill Garlic
Wild About Fruit
Yarra Valley Caviar

Make a note of this date and make sure you get down to these great farmers' markets on 1st June!
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Why? For a farmers' market with an abundance of fresh food
When: Saturday 1st June 2019
Where: 12 Chaucer St, St Kilda VIC 3182
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